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MK194: MK Voicemail Conversations PT2 (VMA's, D23, The Amazon, Equal Pay for WOC, Karamo Brown, Koch Brothers)

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Ring, ring, ring leave another message at the Minority Korner Beep! The wonder twins are still separated by land, and sea and try to reach each other! First up James calls Nnekay and gives her all the snaps on her voicemail korner of last week. Also the VMA's happened, and James is feeling old and out of the loop. D23 Happened and James has some hot exciting takes on what else Marvel/Disney+ will be rolling out to take all of our money and eyeball time. One of the Koch brothers died and James is conflicted on how to respond. James also shares some Bossip with Nnekay around Queer Eye/Real World's Karamo Brown who stepped in it this week. Also the Glow Up did a great deep dive into why we still have unequal pay for women of color. Nnekay hops on the horn and tries to give James a call who's still over in Europe. She has to tell him all about how the Amazon is burning, and what we can do to help! All this and more on PT2 of Minority Korner Voicemail Conversations! 

LINKS: 

The Amazon - https://cnet.co/2NAmAQ9
Koch Brothers - https://bit.ly/340HhKK 
Women of Color Equity in the Workplace- https://bit.ly/2PoHiVW 
Karamo Brown Steps in It- https://bit.ly/32cuZgJ 

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MKEP169: What is Truth? W/Special Guest Samantha Nzessi (Hattie McDaniel, R. Kelly, Jussie Smullet, Finding Neverland, Masculinity, Green Book, Steve Harvey/Monique)

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Samantha Nzessi

It's about to get real emotional and philosophical up in here as these two water signs jump into it. In the guest cohost spot from the MASkulinity Podcast we have Samantha Nzessi. Remember that governor who you thought was racist well it turns out his wife just might have him beat with her own flavor of racism. We discuss what is truth these days, do we care about facts- which leads us into a conversation about Jussie Smulllet- what the fuck happened!? Finding Neverland documentary, yikes, is this the end to Michael Jackson? We canceled R. Kelly after the 'Surviving R. Kelly' doc, are we willing to do the same to the King of Pop? First Black Oscar winner Hattie McDonald was a controversial figure in her time and still to this day. James dives into the history of this controversial figure, her history, and who she really was. You think you know... but you don't know! Is Steve Harvey yucking Monique's yum. Samantha takes us on a tour in a conversation around her podcasts main premise of masculinity. What is masculinity in our culture? What does it mean to be a man? How did we get to Trump? Where do we go with dealing with the culture of masculinity? Plus James saw Green Book- and he has notes- Samantha did not see it- and still has notes... just who was this fantasy reconstructing of racism for? 

Links: 

https://ew.com/oscars/2018/02/22/hattie-mcdaniel-first-black-oscar-winne...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPhyaisW7CE

Samantha Nzessi: @samanthal_n

MASkulinity Podcast: http://maskulinitypodcast.libsyn.com/

@maskulinitypod

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MK168: Literally in a Korner w/ Teresa Attridge (Reparations, Model Minority, Marie Kondo, Desexualization of Asian Men/Over Sexualization of Asian Women, Avenue Q, Interracial Relationships)

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Teresa Attridge

This week we are literally recording in a korner! We have actress Teresa Attridge stepping into the guest co host spot while Nnekay is still out on maternity leave, and as our first Asian American guest (sorry it took so long)  we have so much to talk about! Is it time to rethink Avenue Q? Is it dated? Is everyone REALLY a bit racist? Terasa weighs in on interracial relationships and how she's navigated it. Also, she breaks down the model minority myth, it’s history where it came from along with the desexualization of Asian men, and over sexualization of Asian women. She shares her theories on how those in power weaponize our differences against each other, why younger Asian Americans are drawn towards black/hip hop culture, the Black/Asian divide, and so much more! Plus we get her thoughts on Marie Kondo. But first I dive into the case for Reparations: It’s about fucking time ya’ll and we could be the generation to do it!  I break down it's history, precedents of it happening before inside the US and out, the continued growing wealth gap, what it might look like, and why it is so necessary if we are ever going to have true healing in America. 

 

LINKS: 

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2018/08/26/three-strikes-didn-t-work-...

https://solidarity-us.org/atc/87/p1637/

https://qz.com/1012692/this-is-what-reparations-could-actually-look-like...

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/reparations-african-americans-un

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reparations-black-americans-slavery...

 

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MK 167: We Need a Black History Month Redux (Take that Blackface Off)! W/ Guest CoHost Angélique Roché (Blackfacepalooza, JLO at the Grammy's, Something Good- Negro Kiss, Black Buffy, Boomerang Reboot)

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We've got the fabulous Angélique Roché, is a journalist, attorney, content creator, and communications professional focused on the intersections of activism, policy, politics, current events, and nerd and pop cultures as seen on Marvel and SYFY Wire, and she makes herself right at home! We discuss JLO and the Grammy's (who thought it was ok for to give the Motown tribute). Angelique proposes we need to get a redux on Black History because it's been ruined between all the blackface, Liam Neeson, Kanye and more. James is assuming that if you're white you've probably done blackface at some point. And then these two blerds nerd out heavily on Charmed (old/new), and Buffy (old/potential reboot?). Who's more treacherous to cross- the Beyhive or the Babylon 5 hive? James walks us through the first ever on screen Black Kiss dating all the way back to 1895 and the importance and revolutionary act of Black love on the screen. Also in honor of our guest cohost we have new mics! Enjoy that new sound in your ear holes! 

SOMETHING GOOD - NEGRO KISS

https://www.theroot.com/tracing-black-love-in-film-unpack-that-1832530824

https://qz.com/quartzy/1496928/watch-the-first-ever-movie-kiss-with-an-a...

Angélique Roché

IG: @a_gelique

https://www.angeliqueroche.com/

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MK 167: We Need a Black History Month Redux (Take that Blackface Off)! W/ Guest CoHost Angélique Roché (Blackfacepalooza, JLO at the Grammy's, Something Good- Negro Kiss, Black Buffy, Boomerang Reboot)

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We've got the fabulous Angélique Roché, is a journalist, attorney, content creator, and communications professional focused on the intersections of activism, policy, politics, current events, and nerd and pop cultures as seen on Marvel and SYFY Wire, and she makes herself right at home! We discuss JLO and the Grammy's (who thought it was ok for to give the Motown tribute). Angelique proposes we need to get a redux on Black History because it's been ruined between all the blackface, Liam Neeson, Kanye and more. James is assuming that if you're white you've probably done blackface at some point. And then these two blerds nerd out heavily on Charmed (old/new), and Buffy (old/potential reboot?). Who's more treacherous to cross- the Beyhive or the Babylon 5 hive? James walks us through the first ever on screen Black Kiss dating all the way back to 1895 and the importance and revolutionary act of Black love on the screen. Also in honor of our guest cohost we have new mics! Enjoy that new sound in your ear holes! 

SOMETHING GOOD - NEGRO KISS

https://www.theroot.com/tracing-black-love-in-film-unpack-that-1832530824

https://qz.com/quartzy/1496928/watch-the-first-ever-movie-kiss-with-an-a...

Angélique Roché

IG: @a_gelique

https://www.angeliqueroche.com/

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MK162: A Mama Bear Episode That's Just Right (Breaking In Move Review, Aladdin Live Action Remake, Letitia Wright, ASMR, Iceman in the Closet, Aquaman, Searching)

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Get ready for some hot winter hot topics! First up the wonder twins react to the the live action remake of Aladdin. James has the inside scoop because he's in the "industry", and is upset, but not because of the reason you think. From there the twins easily go on a Robyn Williams tangent, which brings up the question of just why is Sally Field triggering for James? Will Nnekay entreat us with some live music? James gives his hand at ASMR, could this be a new career for him?  Which actor dominated the box office last year? The sailor gay kiss around the world has conservatives in a TWIST! Do blue characters on kids shows tend to connotate blackness? Did Marvel try to push Iceman back into the closet??? Nnekay has a spoiler free review of Aquaman- it's ridiculous. James watched John Cho's suspense thriller Searching- and it's so good, you've never seen anything like it! Then for the main event we breakdown Gabrielle Union's "Breaking In". We watched it, so you don't have to! The New year, new us continues!

LINKS: 

https://www.themarysue.com/iceman-was-almost-put-back-into-the-closet-by...

http://www.newnownext.com/us-navy-gay-sailors-homecoming-kiss-jacksonvil...

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MKEP154: Celebrate Good Times with a Little YES! (Stan Lee, Homecoming, Shanice, Ace of Base, Emojis, Tony Robbins, Sam Esmail, Jaden Smith, Neo Nazis)

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We kick things off with a giggle, in a burning search for where is Shanice? We may not have answers but we got questions! James has some info about 90's pop group Ace of Base... and we'll just say you'll never listen to them the same again. James sounds like a party girl but not for the reasons you think- he was off drinking the empowerment kool-aid at the Tony Robbins conference Unleash the Power Within. But what's up with all these Nazi's on the rise from high school to video games- how can we stop this madness? Does Jaden Smith have a boyfriend- and is he being a TERRIBLE boyfriend? One of the wonder twins' face can be seen on ads, and billboards around New York State- get covered ya'll! In the main event James takes a look at the life of visionary Stan Lee, who recently passed away, who was an advocate for civil rights and equality as shown through his diverse comic book characters, empowering folks of all different backgrounds, genders, sexualities, and beyond all around the world. Continuing on the celebration train, Nnekay is here to tell us about how dope Sam Esmail is in his diversity in casting in Homecoming with Julia Roberts on Amazon Prime and Mr. Robot. Phew! It's a whole lot of episode so get ready for the fun! 

 LINKS

https://www.theroot.com/wisconsin-boys-take-prom-photo-giving-nazi-salut...
 
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xwjxdq/stan-lee-was-a-true-ally-for-p...
 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/12/stan-lee-comic-books-s...
 
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stan-lee-photos-marvel-comics_us_5b...
 
https://www.history.com/news/stan-lee-x-men-civil-rights-inspiration
 
https://www.queerty.com/jaden-smith-tyler-creator-no-longer-boyfriends-2...
 
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/11/stan-lee-marvel-comics-lega...
 
https://www.vox.com/2016/2/23/11098942/stan-lee-death-marvel-legacy
 
https://www.tonyrobbins.com/events/unleash-the-power-within/los-angeles/
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WJSdpE-sJQ
 
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MK 127: Six Degrees of Tessa Thompson (Bossip, Childish Gambino, Janelle Monae, Rachel Dolezal, Westworld, Kanye)

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This week the wonder twins tackle a BOSSIP BONANZA, which just so happens to either include or is somehow related to Tessa Thompson. We cover it ALL: Childish Gambino/Donald Glover, This Is America (video), Janelle Monáe, Dirty Computer, Rachel Dolezal's New Doc, Avenger's Infinity Wars (no spoilers), WestWorld (yes, spoilers), Dear White People on Netflix, Kanye, ego, annnnnd empathy! What does it mean to be black and ton of giggles! So sit back and enjoy some black gossip as we go HEAVY into pop culture!

Janelle Monáe's Emotion Picture Dirty Computer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdH2Sy-BlNE

James does Stand Up at Caroline's on Broadway:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHZb_hriqks

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MK110: We Are Powerful Beyond Measure W/ Shannon Algeo (100 Days of Gratitude, The Greatest Showman, The Soul Feed Podcast, Marianne Williamson, P.T. Barnum, Overcoming Fear &Systemic Oppression, Becoming a Unicorn, Unpacking White Supremacy)

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We have a powerful new episode to kick off your new year! Have you seen the 'The Greatest Showman'? Nnekay hasn't and she'll tell you why as she breaks down the horrific truth about it's lead subject P.T. Barnum, and you guessed it, it deals with racism. James sits down with Shannon Algeo, life coach, who bridges spirituality, social justice, and personal empowerment, and is also the co-host of the hit podcast Soul Feed. Wondering how you can make this year different than any other? Finding it hard to stay positive about life? Shannon may have the answer for you, as he started the world wide phenomenon '100 Days of Gratitude', and will tell you how you can shape, and change your life, as it's not an attitude, it's a practice that effects all things, and can change not only your life, but can create a ripple effect for those around us. We unpack shame, fear, scarcity, and the ego which are at the opposite ends of the spectrum of what we all really want: love, abundance, and your purpose. Shannon's going to help us get there, as we are powerful beyond measure! Get ready to become a magical unicorn turning shitty situations into rainbows! 

Shannon Algeo:

Website: https://www.shannonalgeo.com/

www.awaken.yoga

Join the 100 Days of Gratitude All Unicorns Welcomed Group: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/331054193987474/

Shannon's Twitter: @shannonalgeo

Shannon's Instagram: @shannon.algeo

Shannon's Facebook: Facebook.com/shannon.m.algeo

Kick your new year off right and join Shannon for his powerful 7 week coaching group Illuminate, click here to make this year the year where your dreams take off:

https://shannonalgeo.mykajabi.com/a/6797/VFNWobbj

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Bullseye: Mary Roach & William Bell

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Mary Roach
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William Bell

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Mary Roach on Shark Repellant, Submarines and “The Suck”.

Though she didn’t earn a degree in the sciences, author Mary Roach has a knack for writing about them with insight and wit. Whether she’s describing what happens to the body after death or the many aspects of human sexuality, Roach makes her topics accessible and fun.

Roach has authored half a dozen books including: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, as well as articles for magazines including Vogue, GQ, and National Geographic.

Mary Roach sat down with Jesse about whether shark repellant actually exists, life on submarines and how leaches inspired her to write a book on military science.

Mary Roach’s new book is Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War


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William Bell on the Family at Staxx Records, His Career Before and After Being Drafted and His Voice, Then and Now

William Bell is a soul singer and songwriter whose distinctive sound is forever associated with the legendary Stax Records. Along with with performers like Otis Redding, Sam and Duke, Isaac Hayes and the Staple Singers, Bell helped create music that continues to entertain and inspire.

He is famous for his hit songs including You Don’t Miss Your Water, Private Number, A Tribute to the King and Everybody Loves a Winner. He also co-wrote the classic song, Born Under a Bad Sign which was originally performed by Albert King and later covered by Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Cream and even Homer Simpson.

William Bell joined Jesse to talk about what it was like beginning his musical career while still a teenager, how he returned to his career after being drafted and what he thinks about his own voice, now that he is in his seventies.

William Bell’s new album is This is Where I Live.


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The Outshot: Tanya Tucker’s What's Your Mama's Name

Jesse shares why Tanya Tucker’s voice and classic song, What’s Your Mama’s Name manages to move him every time he hears it.

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